Senior citizens' help for environmental conservation
The assistance of Senior Citizens will be obtained for environmental
conservation and natural resources management under a programme drawn up
by the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry on a concept of
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.
The initial batch of 123 Senior Citizens enroled for this programme
will receive their Identity Cards and other documents from Minister
Ranawaka at a ceremony at the Central Environmental Authority auditorium
at 10 a.m. today.
This group of Senior Citizens will come forward to solve community
level problems encountered in forest conservation timber supply,
wildlife and environmental conservation, marine pollution prevention and
geological and mining sectors since the existing limited cadre was
unable to cope with them, the Ministry said in a release.